String Beans with Shallots


by May 3rd, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

String Beans with Shallots

While strolling in the produce section of the market, my kid asked if he we could buy string beans. I was astonished and delighted! We usually just steam them but in the interest of broadening his palette, I asked if he’d like to try a new recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook. Whenever I suggest a recipe like this I always show him the picture. He checked it out and obliged so we got cooking. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I really love all of Ina Garten’s cookbooks. This following recipe is a modified version of her String Beans with Shallots recipe. I modified it by making it with less shallots (I didn’t want to push my luck) and by upping the oil and decreasing the butter (healthier). My kid devoured these beans!

String Beans with Shallots Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins  Cooking Time: 10 mins

1 pound string beans (ends removed)
sea salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 large shallots (diced)
fresh pepper

Blanch the string beans in a pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes only. Drain immediately and run very cold water over them until they are no longer hot. Meanwhile, heat the butter an oil in a large saute pan and saute the shallots on medium heat until translucent and browning. Add the drained string beans to the saute pan and toss. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Heat for only a moment or two and serve. Serves 4 to 6.String Beans with Shallots

String Beans with Shallots!

5 Comments on “String Beans with Shallots”

  1. 1.) Dana
    May 3rd, 2010

    Looks so delicious and most importantly (for me) EASY! Can't wait to try this.

  2. 2.) gigi
    May 3rd, 2010

    well, i know what's for dinner tonight! looks delicious and i'm all for cooking that's easy!!

  3. 3.) Nicole
    May 3rd, 2010

    Yum. Anything with shallots seals the deal for me.

  4. 4.) anne
    May 4th, 2010

    mmm. just like alice waters said at her book signing – "i'd be happy with a big plate of tomatoes for dinner." substitute green beans for tomatoes…

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